The Hallway Project
A program helping students earn back credits and rediscover their desire to learn
The Hallway Project is an individualized, project-based program aimed at providing traditionally unsuccessful students with the opportunity to recover missing credits and take control over their education. Many of these young people are overage and undercredited and have had trouble learning and earning credits in the classroom environment. They are often described as disruptive or oppositional defiant; they feel little ownership over what they are learning; they have difficulty staying focused, meeting external timetables and organizing work.
Despite numerous interventions on the part of their schools, there are many students who continue to struggle. The Hallway Project provides these students with an environment where they are empowered to design individual projects and work at their own pace. Through meetings with a teacher these students take part in the design of projects that meet the standards of the state sanctioned curriculum. By allowing these students the choice to focus their studies on the content areas that pique their individual interests, the Hallway Project has helped many students earn back credits, graduate on time, and rediscover their desire to learn.
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Robert was a junior in high school. He needed 2 credits in science or else it looked like he was not going to be promoted to his senior year. He was at the point where he was being removed from his science class every single day for being disruptive. He was being suspended at least once a month because of his behavior in that same class.
The Hallway Project enabled Robert to earn the credit he needed and gave him the chance to graduate. His behavioral infractions during The Project were a third of what they were the previous year. His teacher believed that a lot of it had to do with the fact that he was finally feeling good about his work and what he was accomplishing.
"This class gave me a chance to redeem myself. And to show people that all this time people are sayin, 'oh Robert you have so much potential, I could see you bein successful.' This is my chance to say, alright, you all were right."
- How does The Hallway Project help kids earn credits?
- How does a student choose a project?
- Does The Hallway Project replace a student's normal classroom time or is it in addition to school?
- Who are the instructors?
- Why are kids going to succeed in The Hallway Project more than in their routine everyday classes?